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The Unattainable Lotus : A Bilingual Anthology of Poetry - Badia Kashgari

The Unattainable Lotus

A Bilingual Anthology of Poetry

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Published: 1st February 2001
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This is a bilingual anthology of the poetry of Badia Kashgari. These are the poems of a strong and sensual soul, suffused with the rich light of the Arab-Islamic culture she not only inherits, but furthers, as a living tradition through her work. Her poetry reflects n Arabic sensibility in English dress, lending her work a freshness and originality of phrasing that is the power and achievement of this poet's solitary transcendent voice.

'These are the poems of a strong and sensual soul, suffused with the rich light of the Arab-Islamic culture she not only inherits, but furthers, as a living tradition through her work. Kashgari's poetry detects the universal in the specific, sees the universe in the grain of sand, and is able through the musical weaving of simple, but ageless symbols, to articulate both. Her pen orbits around eternal candles of human experience, each one ignited in her work. Bypassing confusion and despair her poetry displays a confidence to accept life on its own terms, to celebrate not the meaning of life, but the life of meaning, whether sad or joyous. Her work is also unique in the fact that though English is not her native tongue, her mastery is such that she is able to bend lines like rays of light into patterns and constructions. Her poetry reflects an Arabic sensibility in English dress, lending her work a freshness and originality of phrasing that is the power and achievement of this poet's solitary transcendent voice.' From the Introduction, by Patrick White

Introductionp. 9
Between Two Pointsp. 12
Memory of a Dreamp. 18
Angryp. 30
Glorificationp. 34
Intrepidp. 38
Adam and Evep. 40
Trancep. 50
On the Banks of the Impossiblep. 54
In Exilep. 64
For a Time Yet-to-Comep. 68
Illusionp. 74
I Shall Reconstruct the Speechp. 76
When the Moon Serenadesp. 82
Defeatp. 94
Seeking Forgivenessp. 96
I Call You Not to Gop. 100
Rejoicingp. 104
Awaitingp. 106
Final Ritesp. 108
My Love for Youp. 112
My Father's Tearp. 118
I Have Hoisted My Sailp. 132
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ISBN: 9780863563621
ISBN-10: 0863563627
Series: Middle Eastern Poetry
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English , Arabic
Number Of Pages: 135
Published: 1st February 2001
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1